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SPI/FilmBox and GibFibre Bring Seven of SPI’s Thematic Channels to Gibraltar

SPI/FilmBox and GibFibre have partnered to bring FilmBox Arthouse, DocuBox, Gametoon and more from SPI’s diverse suite of channels to viewers in Gibraltar

SPI/FilmBox and communications provider GibFibre have announced that their newly minted agreement will make seven of SPI’s versatile channels available to GibFibre subscribers in Gibraltar. The channels will be available in GibFibre’s Super and Ultimate packages.

“We are excited to start our partnership with GibFibre and can’t wait to introduce SPI’s world of great entertainment to viewers in Gibraltar, through a selection of globally sought-after channels like DocuBox, Fast&FunBox, FightBox and Gametoon, that cater to a multitude of tastes,” said Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe & Africa at SPI International. “We always like to support new players to any market and are very happy to add such a strong boutique of channels from launch to support their future success,” added Twiss.

Channels included in the deal are: SPI’s adeptly curated arthouse movie channel FilmBox Arthouse, which brings world cinema classics from iconic directors such as Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Fellini and many others to cinema lovers. Gametoon HD which is dedicated to gaming content created by true gaming and esports enthusiasts; FightBox HD broadcasts some of the most electrifying combat sports live events and multi-discipline mixed martial arts coverage from all over the world; Fast&FunBox HD  offers action-packed programming dedicated to adrenaline sports; DocuBox HD delivers a collection of award-winning documentaries about different cultures and the wonders of our world; FashionBox provides highly entertaining content on fashion trends and all things style, and 360 TuneBox presents new music every week with today’s emerging artists.

“We are pleased to announce our partnership with SPI International to deliver premium TV content in Gibraltar. This strategic decision highlights our intention to improve our service offering, cement Gibfibre’ standing in Gibraltar and work towards a triple play service offering,” said Kevin Alvarez, Director of Operations at GibFibre.

 

 

About SPI International

SPI International is a global media company operating 42 television channels on six continents. FilmBox being its flagship channel, SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world. Working with over 700 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 65 million subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox channels on any Internet-connected device via major global streaming media players as well as local OTT providers. SPI recently added to its portfolio Film1 premium movie services in the Netherlands, including four movie channels and digital services.

For over 25 years, SPI International has been a leading distributor of theatrical films and television programming in the international market. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand. 

About GibFibre

GibFibre Ltd is Gibraltar’s fastest growing telecommunications company. Born as part of AJ Sheriff Electrical Ltd which have been operating in Gibraltar for over 90 years, GibFibre provides telecommunications services for domestic and business users via their privately owned FTTH infrastructure. They offer broadband, fixed tel and TV services to their residential customers and provide carrier grade services to business and enterprise clients.

 

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SPI International’s Visually Groundbreaking FunBox UHD Now Available in Bulgaria on NetWorx

SPI International’s 4K/UHD lifestyle channel FunBox UHD lands on NetWorx in Bulgaria. Subscribers will be able to access the channel in their premium package through this new channel distribution deal.

SPI/FilmBox continues to expand its reach in Bulgaria through a newly minted channel distribution agreement with Bulgarian telecommunications operator NetWorx. The new agreement will give subscribers of NetWorx access to SPI’s 4K/UHD lifestyle channel, FunBox UHD, which features hundreds of hours of visually groundbreaking ultra HD content including concerts, entertainment, and documentaries on culture, travel, lifestyle, art, music and more.  

“We are excited to make one of our most unique channels, FunBox UHD, available to a wider audience in Bulgaria through our partnership with NetWorx. SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world and FunBox UHD is where you get to witness all this wonderful content in action,” said Murat MuratoğluHead of Distribution at SPI International.  “This channel provides viewers with an exhilarating and immersive experience as they get to explore the wonders of our world through stunning imagery and diverse programming,” added Muratoğlu. 

“Through this deal, we are building on our long-standing collaboration with NetWorx. SPI and NetWorx share a passion for providing viewers with a diverse portfolio of cutting-edge content, and the addition of the visually-groundbreaking FunBox UHD to NetWorx’s offering is a testament to the quality both companies promise to deliver to their audience,” commented Hristo Panteleev, Regional Business Development Manager at SPI International.

FunBox UHD is the first worldwide native 4K/UHD TV channel and presents 100% premium native UHD programming dedicated to entertainment and lifestyle programming acquired from top producers and distributors around the globe.  

In addition to FunBox UHD, NetWorx subscribers can enjoy a number of other channels from the expansive SPI/FilmBox portfolio, including movie channels FilmBox Extra, FilmBox Plus and FilmBox Arthouse, as well as a wide range of thematic channels such as; FightBox, Fast&FunBox, DocuBox, Gametoon, FashionBox and 360 TuneBox HD, in the operator’s premium package.

 

About SPI International

SPI International is a global media company operating 42 television channels on six continents. FilmBox being its flagship channel, SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world. Working with over 700 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 65 million subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox channels on any Internet-connected device via major global streaming media players as well as local OTT providers. SPI recently added to its portfolio Film1 premium movie services in the Netherlands, including four movie channels and digital services.

For over 25 years, SPI International has been a leading distributor of theatrical films and television programming in the international market. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand. 

 

 

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SPI/FilmBox’s New Advertisement-Based Digital Channel Filmstream Makes Worldwide Debut with Samsung TV Plus

SPI/FilmBox announced that their new ad-based digital channel Filmstream makes its worldwide debut with a launch on Samsung Electronics’ video service, Samsung TV Plus in the UK. Filmstream is the newest addition to SPI’s expansive streaming portfolio and currently features a broad selection of independent movies and world cinema classics.  

SPI/FilmBox, which operates 42 television channels on six continents, continues to design and deliver new products to meet the ever-changing consumer needs. SPI’s new ad-based digital channel Filmstream offers a wide range of independent and classic movies and will initially launch in the UK on Samsung TV Plus, Samsung Electronics’ free Smart TV video service.

“The rise of on-demand content consumption has left some viewers with the need to unwind and embrace the laid-back viewing experience of linear TV. The addition of Filmstream to Samsung Electronics’ new generation video service Samsung TV Plus, will offer viewers the optimal laid-back entertainment experience through the convergence of traditional and digital television,” said Guney Yasavur, COO at SPI International. “At SPI International, we work towards creating innovative, tailor-made solutions that cater to different consumer needs. Over the years, we have achieved great success in the linear advertising business through our customer-centric approach which continues to remain a focal point in all our endeavors pertaining to online and digital media,” continued Yasavur.

Launched 7th May, viewers in the UK are able to watch Filmstream via Samsung TV Plus which comes automatically installed on all 2016-2020 Samsung Smart TVs and offers over 50 channels to users across news, sports, entertainment, and more.

“I am very happy to have signed our first deal for Filmstream with our long-term partner Samsung Electronics,” said Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe & Africa at SPI International. “Through this partnership, movie lovers of all ages will be able to enjoy a great line-up of acclaimed world cinema classics through their Samsung Smart TVs” continued Twiss.

Filmstream’s current catalogue includes independent world cinema gems and classic movies from iconic directors such as Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Fellini and many others. The channel plans to expand its line-up with Hollywood blockbusters and popular hits in the future.

“I am delighted to announce the debut of the Filmstream channel on Samsung TV Plus in the UK.  Film lovers can now immerse themselves in an array of World Cinema, arthouse and independent movies all free of charge within Samsung TV Plus,” said Richard Jakeman, European Head of Business Development – Smart TV.

SPI/FilmBox and Samsung Electronics had previously partnered to bring linear channels and VOD content from major distributors to Samsung Smart TVs via SPI’s content service, FilmBox Live.

 

About SPI International

SPI International is a global media company operating 42 television channels on six continents. With FilmBox as its flagship channel, SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world. Working with over 700 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 65 million subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox channels on any Internet-connected device via major global streaming media players as well as local OTT providers. SPI recently added to its portfolio Film1 premium movie services in the Netherlands, including four movie channels and digital services.

For over 25 years, SPI International has been a leading distributor of theatrical films and television programming in the international market. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand. 

 

 

 

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SPI/FilmBox and Net1 Ink Distribution Deal for FilmBox Extra and Nine Additional Channels

SPI/FilmBox and Net1 have partnered to bring SPI’s premium movie channel FilmBox Extra and nine other popular channels from SPI’s expansive portfolio to Net1 subscribers in Bulgaria

SPI/FilmBox and Bulgarian telecom operator Net1 announced that they have struck a channel distribution deal that renders a total of 10 channels from SPI’s diverse portfolio accessible to Net1 subscribers in Bulgaria. Among the channels is SPI’s premium movie channel FilmBox Extra, which features a curated selection of great movies acquired from major producers and distributors. The deal includes three other versatile movie channels – FilmBox, FilmBox Plus and FilmBox Arthouse – and a wide range of thematic channels dedicated to all sorts of content such as gaming, documentaries, sports, music, fashion and more. 

“We are very excited to announce the start of our partnership with Net1,” said Murat MuratoğluHead of Distribution at SPI International. “Our ten versatile channels will provide Net 1 subscribers with a vast amount of content to choose from depending on their interests,” continued Muratoğlu.  

SPI’s premium FilmBox Extra channel offers a great selection of blockbuster hits and award-winning movies featuring world famous stars. FilmBox Plus and FilmBox present Hollywood movies, favorite evergreens, and popular series and broadcast hundreds of premiere titles every year.

“Our partnership with SPI added quality content tailored to the needs of different users,” said Peter Rizov, Net1 Executive. “These 10 first-class channels complemented the diversity of our TV list. The launch came at the very appropriate time, when our customers, spending more time at home, because of the pandemic, received a choice of more than 200 channels with a variety of topics. To enable all our existing and new subscribers to enjoy this experience, they received from us the entire package of 10 channels as a gift for a promotional period of time. I hope that our cooperation with SPI will continue in the direction of content enrichment, so that we can satisfy all tastes,” added Rizov.

The other channels included in the deal are: FilmBox Arthouse which brings world cinema classics from iconic directors such as Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Fellini and many others to cinema lovers; Gametoon which is dedicated gaming content created by true gaming and esports enthusiasts; FightBox broadcasts some of the most electrifying combat sports live events and multi-discipline mixed martial arts coverage from all over the world; Fast&FunBox offers action-packed programming dedicated to adrenaline sports; DocuBox delivers a collection of award-winning documentaries about different cultures and the wonders of our world; FashionBox provides highly entertaining content on fashion trends and all things style, and 360 TuneBox presents new music every week with today’s emerging artists.

 

About SPI International

SPI International is a global media company operating 42 television channels on six continents. FilmBox being its flagship channel, SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world. Working with over 700 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 65 million subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox channels on any Internet-connected device via major global streaming media players as well as local OTT providers. SPI recently added to its portfolio Film1 premium movie services in the Netherlands, including four movie channels and digital services.

For over 25 years, SPI International has been a leading distributor of theatrical films and television programming in the international market. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand. 

About Net1

NET1 is one of the leading Bulgarian telecoms founded over a decade ago.

The telecom offers its clients a variety of services (internet, television, mobile television, interactive television, flexible and individual business solutions, video surveillance for businesses, etc.) with an accent on quality service and high level of technical support. The company business philosophy combines the desire to provide premium quality services while developing close and friendly, long-term relationships with customers, employees and partners, based on mutual understanding, integrity and respect.

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